As we’ve explained elsewhere, bioenergetics is the study, detection, and correction of energy in living systems. But with our holistic approach to this topic, we don’t just study energy in terms of ATP powering the cells. Instead, we look at all the ways to gather energy and make sure it’s controlled and flowing properly to optimize the health of the body.
We’ve outlined all of this in our Energy 4 Life principles, showing how your lifestyle choices can have an immediate and positive impact on your life, and how working with a bioenergetics practitioner can help take you to the next level of having the energy and sense of wellbeing to pursue your dreams.
We need energy to live our lives to the fullest, and we gather this energy through a constant exchange with our environment. We eat to gather nutrients to power our bodies, and we excrete the waste, which in turn can be used by the earth to support other life. We breathe in oxygen (a major source of energy for us) and breathe out carbon dioxide used to power plant life. We receive electrons from the earth and light (photons) from the sun before transforming them and sending out our own energy as biophotons and more.
This exchange takes place as long as we’re alive, but we can optimize this exchange and provide ourselves with more energy for life by making healthy lifestyle decisions. All of these points are discussed in detail in our 6-month coaching course with practical steps you can take, but here’s a general outline:
While there are many competing diets out there by experts with different points of view, almost all experts agree that we should focus on natural, minimally processed foods, including plenty of plant foods. We need to avoid sugar and artificial ingredients. And more than that, we need to consume living food – that is, food that emits biophotons, and across the color spectrum. (Meaning that we should choose a rainbow of colors in our natural foods.)
We talk more about the magic of water on our page about the Infoceuticals. Research shows that water is much more than the individual H2O molecule. It’s about structured relationships that take place between the water molecules throughout our bodies. These structures separate positive and negative charges, allowing water to act like a battery in the body. That gives water a critical role in producing energy for us.
Light (especially as infrared light, or heat) creates a greater charge separation in structured water, generating a stronger body battery. But light also triggers all sorts of activity in the body, from the production of vitamin D to brain signaling for daytime vs nighttime activity. It can affect mood, sleep, weight loss, and so much more. Likewise, temperature affects our blood vessels, heart rate, and blood; nerves; muscles; metabolism; and more.
The body needs to maintain a slightly negative charge, which requires keeping an abundance of electrons available. We can get these from direct contact with the earth. Walking on asphalt doesn’t count. Walking in shoes with rubber soles doesn’t count. The idea is skin to earth contact by walking in the grass or on the beach.
Research connects a lack of movement / exercise with a long list of health problems. Its importance is not only due to the biochemical exchanges that take place when we move. From a bioenergetics perspective, the compression of bones, the stretching of muscles, greater use of the lungs, increased heart rate, and so on all help to produce a stronger energy field in the body.
Our intake of oxygen provides us with more power than food does, yet many of us are shallow breathers, not optimizing the energy we can produce from this continuous activity. Improving posture and breathing – which can be assisted with meditation practices as well – can help you capture more energy for life.
In all of these, though, we need to strike the appropriate balance, and this brings us to the topic of hormetics. This is the idea that we need to apply appropriate levels of stress to the body, countered by appropriate levels of nurture. Healthy stress is about taking the body outside its comfort level in order to increase its strength and flexibility to different circumstances. This might take the form of exercise; walking in cold weather or taking a cool or cold shower; eating perhaps a little more one day and fasting another; eating a variety of foods rather than a consistent diet every day; even getting less sleep from time to time. These can be balanced by nurturing experiences like getting adequate sleep, getting a massage, spending time in meditation, etc.
Remember that this is about balance. Excessive nurture makes the body weak and unadaptable. Excessive stress breaks the body down. Too much food makes us overweight and unhealthy; too little starves us of important nutrients. Too much water can stress the kidneys, or even drown us; too little means limiting the internal battery we have available and affecting arguably all activities in the body. Too much oxygen (for instance, if using hyperbaric therapy) can make the body dependent on this type of environment, or can even lead to toxicity. Too little can starve the brain, muscle, and all the body’s tissues and quickly cause emergency situations.
The goal with hormetics is a little stress, a little nurture, on a regular basis. Give your body a variety of situations so that it’s able to adapt and stay healthy no matter what life brings your way.
Conventional views only look at the chemistry of the body to see how energy moves. But chemistry cannot explain why it moves as it does. Nor can chemistry explain the speed of life – the ability for the body to coordinate extremely complex actions as a single unit, rather than relying on chemical messages to trigger the nervous system, which sends electricity along a discontinuous wire, which reaches the brain for a chemical response, which then sends out electricity along a discontinuous wire again, which then moves the body.
You cannot explain the split second assessment and adjustment of every part of the body as a baseball player swings to hit a home run. Or the miraculous synchronicity needed for landing a triple axel in figure skating. Nobel prize winning biochemist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi told us, “Life is too rapid and subtle to be explained by slow moving chemical reactions and nerve impulses.”
This isn’t to say that chemistry doesn’t play a role in communication, but that it is far too slow to conduct all the activity of the body, which requires an instantaneous communication system. And this is where we have to talk about “fields.” In quantum physics, “space” is not empty. It is a “field” that is teeming with waves of information. As these waves interact, they form patterns from which energy (particles) appears.
So when Albert Einstein told us, “The field is the sole governing agency of the particle,” this is what he meant. When we look for what controls energy, the answer is fields of information. This is true everywhere, even in human bodies. And this is what we refer to as the Human Body-Field.
In addition, the emerging science of quantum biology is showing us more about how the quantum world works with our bodies. For instance, in a traditional view, smell is based on the molecular shape of something. But new research is showing that people can distinguish smells between things with the same shape, and that smell may depend on their vibrations, or the fields they generate.
Why modern medicine ignores or even denies this aspect of biology, they busily use MRIs, where magnetic fields control the protons of hydrogen atoms in the body, which in turn produce a signal that the MRI can read. (Sounds like “fields” can control the body, and that the body responds with a communication signal.) They also measure brain waves, or electric fields produced by the brain.
There is also extensive research on the ability of quantum elements like magnetic fields, light, and sound waves to affect the body, right down to the DNA.
NES Health was founded on the idea of assessing the state of the Human Body-Field, focusing on why someone is struggling with their energy levels or overall health, rather than diagnosing people based on symptoms. After all, people with the same symptoms or medical diagnosis could be facing that situation for different underlying causes. And in our view, the body has a remarkable ability to heal itself, if only it has the energy to do so and it is moving that energy correctly.
So after decades of bioenergetic research, NES Health had mapped out how the body ideally communicates through fields. And by 2003, the founders (Peter Fraser and Harry Massey) developed a computer-based system to match their map against an individual’s field. In doing so, they were able to explore how the body was powering the overall field (through what they called Energetic Drivers) and how its communication system (Energetic Integrators) were moving that energy.
While this assessment has expanded its tests and features through the years, it is still used by NES Health practitioners to determine how best to support their clients through lifestyle coaching, bioelectric work with the miHealth, and proprietary remedies called Infoceuticals. How these Infoceuticals work is explained in the next section (and in greater detail on our Infoceuticals page), but among them are remedies designed to support the body’s Drivers and Integrators, or its energy and information processes.
We should point out that our thoughts also impact the body-field, and this is the reason why our thoughts can affect our health. One of the original pioneers of quantum physics, Max Planck once said, “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness.” In technical terms, we would say that consciousness collapses wave functions into energy and matter. In everyday terms, we would simply say that consciousness shapes your life.
In quantum physics, particles (like photons) become entangled when they interact physically. Once entangled, the particles are in instantaneous communication at any distance. That means there is no “speed of light” limit when it comes to information communication, because it takes place through unified fields. This is what Einstein referred to as “spooky action at a distance.”We would describe this as the result of resonance. This is similar to the way that plucking a string on one guitar will make a nearby string on another guitar (tuned to the same note) also vibrate. There is communication between them because of sound waves and their sympathetic resonance. The more precisely these strings are tuned to the same note, the more strongly their sympathetic resonance; but there is also a margin of error that allows for resonance, or communication to take place. As long as their similarity is close enough, they affect one another, or communicate.
Now, there is extensive evidence that the universe is built like a fractal, with similar patterns repeating themselves at different levels of creation, and this occurs within the fields that we discussed above. So all the patterns of “information” that produce our universe have similarities. And just like those guitar strings, if the underlying fractals are highly similar, there is stronger communication between them. If the underlying fractals are less similar, communication isn’t as strong. But because there is similarity in all cases, we believe there is some level of communication between all matter.That said, this isn’t just theory at NES Health, because our research – our mapping of the Human Body-Field – was based on this kind of communication. Without going into the details shared in some of our books, we’ll outline just a bit of this here.
In short, co-founder of NES Health, Peter Fraser, spent years with some modified bioenergetic equipment. It allowed him to place test items onto two metal plates and, by introducing a low-voltage charge, observe the response of an indicator needle. If identical items were placed on each plate, a sudden change in the needle would indicate a match between them. Dissimilar things wouldn’t see this needle change, and this suggested that there was not strong communication between them.
But here’s where it gets really interesting: similarity wasn’t necessarily based on physical structures, because things that appeared very different would often match. Instead, it seems that these matches were based on the underlying fractal pattern of information. Something that was based on the field rather than on the physical matter. So things that were obviously similar matched; but so did things that you wouldn’t naturally expect to match.
As a result, many different parts of the body were found to speak to one another and, to a large degree, this confirmed the ancient theory of meridians in Chinese medicine. Fraser’s matching tests refined some of the older theory, making some additions or corrections. But there was enough agreement between them that the 12 Energetic Integrators of NES Health were named for their alignment with the 12 primary meridians of traditional Chinese medicine. Again, this demonstrates for us the existence of instantaneous communication system that allows the body to work as a united whole, rather than as trillions of separate cells.
Of course that assumes that nothing is distorting or blocking this information system. Distortions or blocking can occur in the presence of toxins, pathogens, or emotional traumas; also if there are health comprises from a lack of nutrients. In this case, the overall system is not coherent. Any time resonance is lacking in one part of a meridian, for instance, then the meridian as a whole is not coherent, and the goal is to restore coherence.
Today, this same concept of resonance is the basis of the scanning assessment used by our bioenergetic practitioners. This technology was developed by our other co-founder, Harry Massey. During a scan, we introduce information to the body-field through a field generated by the scanning system. This creates an interaction of two fields, and we are looking for resonance (or a lack of resonance) between them. For each scan item, we test many times to effectively ask whether there is a resonant match or not, and we flag those that repeatedly show a lack of resonance. Or we flag those that show resonance with one of our remedies (an Infoceutical or a setting on our miHealth), representing the need for support from that remedy.
Our remedies, explained in greater detail on our Infoceuticals page, also operate on the idea of resonance. That is, their goal is to bring the body-field into alignment, or resonance, with the information presented in the remedy. To restore coherent communication or energy production in that part of the field. And they do this through entrainment. If you search online for “metronome entrainment,” you’ll find that metronomes set to different beats will come into unison before long. This is because a stronger vibration (for instance, two metronomes in unison) will entrain a weaker vibration (for instance, the beat of one metronome), bringing it into alignment.
Infoceuticals represent information that should be present in the body-field. If an aspect of the field has been distorted from this ideal, it can effectively latch onto the information in the remedy and return to a more optimal state, boosting body-field coherence. As coherence is restored, the body-field can more effectively control the chemistry of the body and seek to restore health.
The 2nd law of thermodynamics tells us that entropy in any given system – which includes the universe as a whole – must always increase. This means that chaos or disorder are always increasing as the universe moves toward a state of even heat distribution (the inability to do any work) at nearly absolute zero.
In spite of this, increasingly complex forms develop as the universe develops, and that’s because information increases as entropy increases. And while the universe as a whole distributes heat throughout space, we have these little pockets of extreme organization where information opposes that entropy – places where solar systems form and life abounds with increasing complexity over time.
Therefore we know that life relies on information to oppose entropy. Information equals coherence, communication, and efficiency. When information is compromised – as in the case of toxins, pathogens, and emotional stress, shocks, and traumas – coherence, communication, and efficiency decrease.
So our bodies seek to operate efficiently, using as little energy as possible; by continuing to charge our batteries, we build a nice reserve of energy for emergency use.
In the case of intentional hormetic stress, the body is pushed slightly out of balance and slightly increases entropy (chaos); this makes the body less efficient, so energy use is increased, but only a little. Assuming things are working correctly, the body responds with a corresponding increase in information and restores our efficient state of being. The value of this intentional hormetic stress is that it keeps the body more flexible, more adaptable to different situations.
On the chart below, we see this as a normal fluctuation around a baseline state of wellness (A):
In the case of stress from toxins, pathogens, or emotional shocks and traumas, the increase in entropy would be much greater than we see from hormetic stress. The body’s response requires a much greater information response. The substantial increase in initial entropy would make the body so much less efficient that you would see a surge in the use of energy (see B: Acute Phase). This assumes the person has adequate energy reserves for this type of response.
To recover from Phase B, an adequate information response must take place in order to restore efficiency and bring energy use back to normal levels. The nature of this information response depends on the compromise, but a response from the ET system is needed to heal any damage to the tissues or function of the body, which is why we show them in the acute phase.
What do we mean by the “ET” system? This refers to an aspect of the body-field we call Energetic Terrains. These are the information side of the immune system. They provide the information the body needs to heal tissues and, in doing so, to restore correct function and provide a “terrain” that is incompatible with pathogens. Agreeing with many others on this topic, we believe that healthy vs. unhealthy terrains explain why two people exposed to the same pathogens will respond differently – one catching a disease and the other never exhibiting the disease, or moving through it quickly.
Now, if the body’s information response fails to restore efficiency (because the information is compromised), then the increased energy use of the acute phase would eventually work through someone’s available energy reserves and that person would see a crash in their energy levels (C: Change Phase). Of course if the person had little to no energy reserves to begin with, then this crash would simply happen much sooner. This is why it’s so important to keep the body’s battery charged.
Building the necessary energy, which is supported by the steps shown under “Charging the Body’s Battery” and by Energetic Driver Infoceuticals. There are other Infoceuticals that also support the energy exchange with your environment, further helps to charge that battery.
Addressing toxin / pathogen exposure. When you work with an Energy 4 Life health coach in our 6-month program, you’ll learn many practical steps to keep your environment clean. Since the body has natural processes to eliminate toxin buildup, any of our Infoceuticals (which are designed to support the body’s proper function) may help these processes, while specific Infoceuticals may support the body’s clearing of things like molds and bacteria. But again, this is only a bandage approach unless you address any ongoing exposure by taking the steps found in our program.
Clearing the energetic residue of shock, trauma, and unhealthy stress. Emotions may be the #1 factor in chronic disease – they are a much larger issue than most people realize. There are, of course, many approaches to helping people through the aftermath of trauma and shock; the Energy 4 Life is a unique and powerful approach. We identify trapped emotional energies in the body-field and support their resolution with what we call our Brain Hologram and Liberator Infoceuticals. By addressing the energetic residue of emotional events, we also remove them as blockades to clear communication in the body-field. Our system also recommends ESR, designed to bioenergetically relieve day-to-day stress.
So how can you apply these principles to your life and begin to maximize your own energy and wellness process? You can start by applying some of the basic tips shown above for charging your body’s battery. This is important for everyone. Of course our 6-month program explains all about this in far more detail and pairs you with a professional coach to support you on your path. More than that, your coach will provide you with monthly assessments and Infoceutical protocols to make sure that this energy is used efficiently and correctly. If you’re ready to engage in everything we’ve discussed, it all starts with your very own body-field assessment and experiencing our Infoceuticals.